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Are GPS systems which detect radar illegal in France?

I think that the French ban on GPS relates to systems that detect radar emissions, and that has always been illegal. I think there is nothing new, and ordinary GPS warnings of static radar speed checks are still legal. After all, the French always have signage warning of static cameras. Mind you, my experience is that French often get their own laws wrong. Do you have a source of info for GPS legality in France because I cannot find one.

Asked on 14 July 2012 by CA. via email

Answered by Honest John
No. It is for satnavs that show the locations of fixed camera sites. It seems that Garmin and TomTom offer a means of re-cataloguing the camera locations as ‘danger zones’. With others, switching off the POI gets rid of this function. With yet others I'm awaiting clarification. A reader translated a French notice about the issue and another supplies your rights if you are stopped, here: www.honestjohn.co.uk/faq/speed-cameras-in-france/
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